My doctor scheduled me for a cervical and thoracic MRI after my myoclonic jerks of the spine. Of course he put me on a .7 Tesla, which was useless! But I think it would be normal for the doctor to check your brain for new lesions.
My first instinct, which may be entirely wrong and someone will tell me if I am, is the followup MRI while maybe reassuring or informative, won't really have a bearing on the treatment you receive.
The symptoms are what tells you the progression of your disease and not the lesions themselves. You can have lots of lesions like I do and have few symtoms. or you can have just a few lesions but if they are in the right place they can reak major havoc.
This is a good question and if no one knows and answer for sure I will try to remember to ask my neuro when I see him the end of this month.
Any one else have some input?
And I hit "post" before I added that you need to step up to the intimidation at your doctor's office. This is your life and you need to be proactive and question and not be scared off by some cold office staff member. So what if she is irritated - that is her mood and her problem - don't let her make it your problem too.
I was just in the Greenville area this August - it is lovely and quite the tech center. And we were there in the peak of peach season and brought home the absolute best peaches I have ever eaten. So you have the best of both worlds in your area - urban and rural. Lu